Blockbuster report: Summer 2017 in review – The ESO Broadcasting Network

It’s hard to believe that another summer movie season has already come and gone! Not surprisingly, the big winners this year were superhero films. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” all enjoyed big opening weekends. Although people continue to speculate when the superhero bubble might burst, the demand for these movies continues to be strong. Of course, it will be interesting to see what happens to the genre after Marvel wraps up the Infinity War storyline and “Justice League” succeeds or flops this fall, but expect superhero films to keep doing big business for at […]

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Franchise fatigue, movie misfires, and the changing world of big-budget blockbusters – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Film franchises generate big business for Hollywood. Star Wars and Marvel seem to be leading the trend, with their brand names wielding enough power to regularly generate $100 million+ openings. Audiences just can’t seem to get enough, and even risky gambits have paid off — like “Rogue One,” a Star Wars movie that doesn’t feature any Jedi, and films that star some of Marvel’s more obscure characters. However, that trend isn’t holding true for all of Hollywood’s would-be franchises. Despite “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” kicking off the summer blockbuster season with a strong start and a major boost […]

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2017 summer movie preview – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Summer blockbuster season is almost here! The summer movie season kicks off with the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, and there’s a (potential) blockbuster pretty much every weekend till August. Here are the biggest movies to keep on your radar: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5) is my most anticipated movie of the summer and, unless there’s a surprise breakout film, it will likely be the biggest money-maker of the season. The previews so far have been tons of fun (I’m betting Drax and Baby Groot will steal the show). However, the […]

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Blockbusters, bad buzz, and box office bombs: Summer 2016 in review – The ESO Network

By Ashley Pauls Box Office Buzz Well, that was…interesting. I was trying to come up with a sentence to summarize my thoughts on the 2016 summer blockbuster season, and that’s what I ended up with. As a whole, this summer seemed to have a larger number of misfires than normal, and quite a few major … Continue reading

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2016 summer movie preview – The ESO Network

By Ashley Pauls Box Office Buzz It’s that time of year again — summer blockbuster season is here! Summer is typically my favorite time of the year at the movie theater, because it tends to bring more science fiction and superhero films, my two favorite genres. This year, however, my “must see” list seems to … Continue reading

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